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Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489)

This is a temporary visa has been designed for those applicants, whose skills, experience and abilities are well in demand in the regional territories or specific states of Australia. This visa allows you to live and work in Regional territories of Australia for up to 4 years. However, you must choose an occupation from the relevant occupation list and also need to get the sponsorship from that particular state or territory in Australia, which you have chosen to apply.

Note: Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Visa Subclass 489 has been closed by Australian government for new applications. A new visa, i.e. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 has replaced this visa with effect from November 16, 2019.

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To become eligible to apply for this visa an applicant must:-

  • Have an experienced in any of the occupation listed in the combined list of eligible Skilled Occupations of Australia.
  • Score at least 65 points based on his/her age, Qualification, experience, English proficiency, other components if applicable (Click here to calculate your points)
  • Get a state/territory sponsorship.
  • Be under 50 years of age.
  • Obtain a positive skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority
  • Have required level of English Proficiency from IELTS.
  • Experience as required by state/territory requirement
  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Apply State sponsorship application.
  • Meet the health and character requirements.
  • Live in sponsoring state or territory for 2 years once visa is issued.

(Note: Subclass 489 visa will be replaced by a new visa category, i.e. Subclass 491 visa from November 16, 2019. Hence, the EOI applications for the subclass 489 visa will close on 10 September 2019.)

Benefits of subclass 489 visa:-

This visa allows you and your family to

  • Live and work in Australia for up to four years
  • Travel in and outside Australia, till your visa is valid.
  • Apply for permanent residency if you meet the required conditions.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa Fees

Find below the visa fees for Subclass 489 Visa:

Visa Category Quantity Fees
SP489 Skilled Regional Sponsored (Prov) 1 4,045.00
Additional Applicant Charge 18+ 1 2,025.00
Additional Applicant Charge Under 18 1 1,010.00

Note: The visa fees given above is subject to change and revision periodically. Hence, for any clarification about the fees or to confirm the latest/updated visa fees, you may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert.

Additional charges:

  • Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
  • Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months based on your visa subclass
  • Certification/Translation of Docs-Depending on the certifying person and number of copies to be certified.

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If you wish to apply for subclass 489 visa, you can get the complete assistance from the Australian migration expert at Visas Avenue Immigration.

The experts at Visas Avenue have got years of experience in Australian immigration process and diverse visa categories. Hence, you can expect the best mentorship and guidance while you apply for this visa.

Call the visa expert at Visas Avenue on Toll Free No. 78-18-000- 777 for inclusive immigration support or fill the free assessment form to get a call from expert with assessment of your profile.

Note:- Visas Avenue does not deal in any job or job assistance services.


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